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Yaa Gyasi



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Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway AwardWinner of the NBCC's John Leonard AwardShortlisted for the British Book Award - Debut of the YearA New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year NPR; Time;; Harper's Bazaar; San Francisco Chronicle; Mother Jones; Esquire; Elle; Paste; Entertainment Weekly; the Skimm; PopSugar; Minneapolis Star Tribune; BuzzFeed; The Guardian; Financial Times Ghana; eighteenth century two half sisters are born into different villages; each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village; imprisoned in the very same castle; and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi; from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed-and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.


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